February 15, 2013

He that handles a matter wisely...

He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.
Proverbs 16:20

So after a long period without internet... we are back online.

Moving with a toddler is quite the challenge. Thankfully she was able to spend time at Nana's house during the move-in, and is now just 'helping' with the unpacking. Boxes are dwindling, and I am dreaming of the day we are 100% done.

Prior to move in, we made an amazing list of all improvement projects we wanted to take on for our new home. First to take place: paint the entry/living room/dinning room, and refinish the kitchen cabinets. Not too much, right?

Well, it's lent, and I gave up complaining for lent. So.... yeah. This post will be shorter than usual.

I think the lesson learned with DIY home projects is that the project will always take longer than expected. Challenges will come up unexpectedly. Sometimes those challenges will be so big, the project might have to be restarted. Fortunately, it is our home, and there is not a deadline to have everything perfect. Upgrades can wait. The best part about taking on projects just a couple at a time is that it gives an opportunity to take a step back and re-prioritize. After seeing the magnitude of the projects we have started, I can say that other ones are not so important. Right now the most important thing is for us to relax and get back to normal.

Speaking of normal, it sounds great right now. We still have half our kitchen in the living room, but have a deadline of tomorrow to have it all put back together again. Refinishing the kitchen cabinets was one of those projects that just spiraled. In the end, we have accepted the results and have decided to take a break from them, put everything back together, and cook dinner. Our friends (that now live just across the street!) are coming over for a 'first dinner' on Sunday, and I couldn't be happier!